FreeBSD Developer Summit: Java
Wednesday May 14, 13:00-16:00
Java support on FreeBSD is currently based on the OpenJDK code base. This session will be to decide on a road map for future Java support on FreeBSD.
If you would like to participate, contact the working group chairs (glewis@ and gnn@) and CC devsummit@. You will be then added to this page. Please include a list of things you want to talk about or the areas you are interested in.
It is possible to bring in people who cannot attend in person via video conference or chat tools. Notes during the session will be published later on for the whole community to see what we discussed.
There are two main goals. First is to answer questions about what the future of Java support for FreeBSD looks like and also to determine how we can achieve that within our resource constraints.
Please feel free to propose other questions.
- What level of support should FreeBSD provide for Java? Some options (in order of increasing commitment):
- No support at all.
- A working, modern version of Java will be available on FreeBSD.
- Common server applications will be supported and available within the ports collection.
- FreeBSD can be used as a modern Java development machine.
- FreeBSD is an officially supported platform for Oracle Java releases.
- Should OpenJDK continue to be the code base for Java on FreeBSD or should the idea of the Foundation supplying "blessed" Java binary packages be revisited.
- Overview of the history of Java support on FreeBSD, including pros and cons.
- Current state of Java support on FreeBSD.
- Decide what we'd like Java support to look like in the future.
- How do we make that happen?
- Kevin Bowling (LLNW.com)
- Daichi GOTO (daichi@)
- Li-Wen Hsu (lwhsu@)
- Greg Lewis (glewis@)
- Ed Maste (emaste@)
Kris Moore (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- George Neville-Neil (gnn@)
- Craig Rodrigues (rodrigc@)
- Steve Wills (swills@)
- John Wolfe (Xinuos)